Pansies and Mums – Aug. 30, 2013

It is almost time to start filling up your stores with pansies and mums. Of course a few places *cough*(box stores)*cough* have already received their early shipments of fall plants. I have not been by one yet to see what they have. I avoid going to town if at all possible. I hear the mums look pretty good but no one really expect the pansies in 6” pots to survive this week. It has been right at 100 degrees every day this week. Nothing like a good final baking to end the summer.

I fully expected there to be a huge glut of mums on the market due to the cool weather we had in early August. I know that my mums are running 1-2 weeks earlier than usual especially the early varieties. We have some Light Color showing on 4 out of 5 colors now. However, I think we will catch up to where I have only Big Buds or barely Cracking Color as soon as we start shipping heavy.

All of our annuals are looking great. The J6 petunias are a week earlier than usual with more color than the other fall annuals. Pansies, panolas and violas are look very good too. I have put about half of our first crop on the ready list for next week. There is a little bit of dirt showing now which will be covered by next week.

One more thing before we get to our pictures. For those of you who are in Arkansas and are landscapers, the Arkansas Green Industry Association is having a Fall Landscape Day and Fish Fry at The Good Earth Garden Center on Sept. 12. Hope you all can take a day and come out for some education and a good time.


We haven’t announced it yet, but we (Parks Brothers) with the AGIA will also have a Plant Disease Identification Clinic here in Van Buren, AR which will be taught by Sherri Smith, University of Arkansas Plant Health Clinic. Keep an eye out for more information here.

Now for that moment you have all been waiting for……………Pictures!

You can pretty much count on the bloom counts doubling by next Tues/Wed.

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Mums – #8

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Mums – #12

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